Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ethical choice

This is an old philosophical problem involving an ethical issue.

It goes something like this...


1.) Car "A" with six occupants [not lawyers or politicians] has stalled on some railroad tracks.

2.) Car "B" with one occupant [not Obama] has stalled on another stretch of railroad track.

3.) A high speed train is heading directly towards car "A".

4.) The train must strike either car "A" or car "B".

5.) You have the ability to switch the train towards car "A" and thus averting the death of six people.

What is your decision and why?

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